Every part of a room has different functions, so you can’t expect them to have the same window needs. Knowing which type of windows go best with each part of the room is crucial in maximizing energy efficiency, natural lighting, ventilation and aesthetic appeal. Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln shares a quick guide to each type of room and which windows suit them best.
As easily one of the biggest parts of your home, you want windows that are big enough to fill the room with enough natural light during daytime so that it looks great and can also help you cut down on energy costs for lighting. Our bay and bow windows are great for adding more space to the room while casement windows are a versatile choice that can be used for complementing or serving as the focal point of a room.
Since the dining room is mostly active during the nighttime, it’s difficult to maximize the increased outdoor view that you get from bigger windows. Smaller casement, sliding or double-hung windows still work great for dining rooms. They also don’t take away the focus from other visual elements, such as paintings or a fireplace.
Window choices for the family room require careful strategizing. Large windows may let in too much sunlight and cause glare when watching TV, but you might want to have enough sunlight so it doesn’t get too dark when studying or performing other activities. Renewal by Andersen windows include casement, double-hung and siding windows. All of them make great family room windows.
Ease of use is the number one priority for kitchen windows. You can’t afford to have a double-hung window right in front of a kitchen sink since opening or closing them will be difficult. However, you can afford to have something bigger over your kitchen counters. Experts recommend casement windows over the kitchen sink, but any medium or large window will work great over the counters.
The best bedroom windows are those that provide enough ventilation to keep the room cool during warm nights. Casement windows excel in providing ventilation, but tall double-hung windows can also work just fine. Take note that second floor bedrooms may be required to have windows with a certain sill height for safety purposes, so make sure your chosen windows follow local building regulations.
Bathroom windows have to provide natural light, but having something too big would compromise your privacy. Small fixed windows or even specialty windows work best for the bathroom, but you can afford to have a medium-sized window as long as it has curtains or blinds to protect privacy.
If you’re looking for quality window options, Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln will be more than happy to help you. We’re your trusted provider of Renewal by Andersen windows in Omaha and nearby areas. Just call us at 402 513-2828, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.